Recommended Arts Events September 28th - October 2nd
ArtsMemphis is proud to be a partner in the highly anticipated Artspace South Main Lofts in Downtown Memphis. Come join us Thursday for the groundbreaking and festivities!
This weekend proves to be an entertaining one with Murals being painted on Chelsea at N. Evergreen, Liberace taking over the Next Stage, Mr. Rickey calling an important meeting, and the Father of Modern Dance entertaining us at Buckman! Get out and Discover the Arts this weekend!
Artspace Groundbreaking In Downtown Memphis
The highly anticipated Artspace South Main Lofts in Downtown Memphis will break ground this Thursday. Nearly ten years in the making, this project will provide affordable housing for artists and creative professionals in the greater Memphis area. The Tennessee Arts Commission has partnered with ArtsMemphis to support the development of this cultural asset and we look forward to witnessing the value it will bring to the Memphis community.
THURSDAY, SEPT 29 | 4 PM - 6 PM | 138 ST PAUL AVENUE | FREE | Read More>>
Mr Rickey Calls A Meeting presented by Hattiloo Theatre
On a spring day in 1947, Branch Rickey, the powerful General Manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, summons heavy weight champion, Joe Louis, tap star Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson and actor Paul Robeson to his hotel room in Manhattan. Rickey wants their support when he taps Jackie Robinson to be the Major League's first black ball player. But a powerful struggle ensues when the eloquent Robeson raises questions about Rickey's motivations to integrate white baseball.
THURSDAY, SEPT 29 - OCT 16 | HATTILOO THEATRE | $22/$26 | Read More>>
Liberace! presented by Theatre Memphis
Back by popular demand after a successful run as last summer's showcase, this moving and highly entertaining tribute to the performer famous for his charm, glitz, and glamour relives the highs (and lows) of Liberace’s prolific life and the real person behind the persona. Interwoven with a rollicking piano score spanning classical and popular music, this one-man production will have the audiences cheering the life of a unique American icon.
FRIDAY, SEPT 30 – OCT 16 | THEATRE MEMPHIS NEXT STAGE | $15/$30 | Read More>>
Paint Memphis/Soul Food 5
Join us as over 140 artists/painters/graffiti writers create the largest collaborative mural in Memphis. Food trucks, beer and wine, vendors, community organizations, fun.
SATURDAY, OCT 1 | 9 AM - 5 PM | PAINT MEMPHIS | FREE | Read More>>
Jose Limon Dance Company presented by Buckman Arts Center
Revered throughout the world for its dramatic expression, technical mastery and expansive yet nuanced movement, the José Limón Dance Company is the progeny of the Father of Modern Dance. The ensemble is an esteemed member of the National Dance Museum’s Hall of Fame, stands as a staple in the Joyce Theater season and has entertained twice at the White House.
SUNDAY, OCT 2 | 7PM | BUCKMAN ARTS CENTER | $28 | Read More>>